Easy "drop" Doughnuts

"My husband can remember standing on a chair at the table to be tall enough to watch his Grandma make doughnuts. Unfortunately I can't find her recipe but this one is from a different German Grandma and sounds much easier than what he describes to me! From Good Ol Cotton Pickin Recipes, Burton Cotton Gin, Burton, TX"
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until thoroughly blended.
  • Add oil, milk, egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Heat oil to (?) degrees. Drop by spoon into hot oil.
  • Fry until light brown on both sides turning once.
  • Drain well on paper towels or brown paper bag.
  • Turn in or sprinkle with plain, powdered or cinnamon sugar while hot.

Questions & Replies

  1. how do you make perfect donut shapes?
  2. Could you add cocoa to make chocolate doughnuts ?
  3. Is nutmeg important???
  4. how many does the mixture make?


  1. these donuts are amazing very easy to make, very tasty and not too sweet. we used a teaspoon ice cream scoop to make donut holes.
  2. Omg, I've just made these doughnuts and they are delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  3. Dont ever try these, they are gross
  4. These were amazing! They were soft on the inside and a lovely crispness on the outside. My first batch didn't turn out too well because I dropped too big a spoonful and they ended up being huge blobs which looked cooked on the outside but were raw on the inside. I didnt realise this until after I'd finished and poked them with a toothpick. Anyways I threw that batch away And made a new one using smaller spoonfuls and they turned out fantastic! Such a easy recipe, thank you so much!
  5. I made these today as Chanukah starts this evening. They were wonderful! The yeast doughnut recipes are too complex and take too long but this was terribly quick and simple. I added extra fresh ground nutmeg and they WERE incredible! I finished making them about an hour ago...now they're GONE! Thanks for posting!


  1. I created an account just to say how amazing these doughnuts are! My two-year old son asked for doughnuts for breakfast this morning. I was just going to make simple doughnuts from canned biscuits but we didn't have any canned biscuits. I found this recipe, and it's incredibly easy and oh-so delicious! The only change I made was substituting cinnamon for nutmeg because I'm not a fan of nutmeg and I didn't have any on hand. So yummy! A definite hit in my house for sure!
  2. yum 5 star


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